I don’t normally get a “vision” for how I’m going to photograph my clients. Mostly, I take it as it comes. The light, the mood, the moment… it gets created very spontaneously and I don’t have much of an agenda.
This session was different. I saw it fully formed in my mind several hours before: A vintage slip, magic hour sunshine, sexy, pretty, the golden light in Denise’s curly hair, a wheaty field…. I was giddy at the thought and texted her from my walk along the Berkeley Marina.
Do you have a vintage slip? I’m thinking sexy, sexy magic hour sunshine… !
I didn’t hear back from her for hours. Did she not get the text? Did she not like the idea? Was that whole sexy undergarment thing inappropriate? I was immediately embarrassed that I had asked. I called her to check in and heard someone else’s voicemail entirely. I was confused until I realized I had been texting the wrong Denise!
We all had a good laugh about it, and it turns out Denise brought a sexy little slip dress anyway. My vision was realized!
For this week’s photo challenge, venture out at the magic hour (this shoot was done at about 6:30pm) and get that glowy light behind your subject’s head. Meter for their face so they are not in silhouette and witness the gorgeous halo of light in their hair. It is something else.